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Alaina Acchione

Alaina Acchione

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I play volleyball, and I love to hike.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, and psychology courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Gina Allen

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I have two cats and two dogs.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Chemistry courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Try your best not to save all of your studying for the last minute. Studying early on allows you to ask your professors any questions on material that is still confusing to you. It is also less stressful to try to learn smaller bits of information at a time rather than cramming all at once.

Ben Atkinson

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: When I was little, I got to pet the dolphins at the Ocean Resort.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology; BL*121 Organismal Biology; BL*201 Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity; BL*332 Microbiology; BL*341 Molecular Genetics with Lab; BL*426 Cell Biology; BL*428 Bioterrorism; CH*101 General Chemistry I; CH*102 General Chemistry II; CH*301 Organic Chemistry I; CH*302 Organic Chemistry II; PH*Introductory Physics I with Lab; and PY*101 Introductory Psychology
  • Tutor’s tip: Each class is different. Spend time finding the most effective study strategy for every class. Just because one strategy worked well in a certain class, it doesn’t mean it will work in others.

Katie Bishop

Katie Bishop

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I love hiking and spending time outdoors.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2018
  • Subjects tutored: MA*252 Calculus II and below and SN*203 Introduction to Reading Literature and below
  • Tutor’s tip: When students struggle in a particular subject or concept, they often become agitated and believe there is no hope for success. While it can be extremely frustrating to grasp something new, it is important that they give themselves credit. As my coach always told me, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”

Jenna Bower

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I am slightly allergic to apples, but I eat them, anyway.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2018
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, psychology, and sociology courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Get to know and talk to your professors! They are really understanding, genuinely want to help you succeed, and would love to get to know you.

Kate Breton

Kate Breton 

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I studied abroad in Granada, Spain and Bangkok, Thailand in 2019.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2018 
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, and Spanish courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Never be afraid to go to office hours; your professors want to see you succeed!

Casey Brown

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I’m on the men’s swimming and diving team.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Chemistry courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Time management is key.

Amber Bustard

Amber Bustard

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I am on the Loyola women’s lacrosse team.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology, BL*121 Organismal Biology, CH*101 General Chemistry I, and CH*102 General Chemistry II
  • Tutor’s tip: Stay positive and try not to get overwhelmed. Take each idea or process one step at a time and look at it from the individual pieces instead of getting overwhelmed with an entire unit or chapter. Plan ahead for major assignments whether it’s by organizing your notes a couple days in advance to ease up the studying process or reading over your notes to refresh it in your mind before heavily studying the topic.

Jack Cannon

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: My favorite hobbies are building/flying drones and skiing.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: 100, 200, and 300-level computer science courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Don’t wait until the last minute to start an assignment. The earlier you start, the more time you have to process what you’ve learned (or haven’t learned) and ask questions about the assignment.

Sara Coyle

Sara Coyle

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I like to collect enamel pins!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Cellular and Molecular Biology; BL*121 Organismal Biology; BL*201 Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity; EC*102 Microeconomic Principles; EC*103 Macroeconomic Principles; MA*151 Applied Calculus; MA*251 Calculus I; and MA*252 Calculus II
  • Tutor’s tip: Try different ways of studying! There is no one set way that works for everyone. Use a variation of study skills to more effectively learn the information.

Sabrina Daglish

Sabrina Daglish

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I play on Loyola’s women’s soccer team.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, computer science, and statistics courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Taking handwritten notes helps you retain information faster than taking notes on a computer. There are studies to prove it!

Hannah Daley

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I play club soccer here at Loyola.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Engineering, math courses, and introductory core courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Don’t be afraid to reach out to teachers or make appointments with tutors! Going to a small school lets you take advantage of great resources like those.

Taylor Dolan

Taylor Dolan

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: My favorite place to vacation is Disney World, and my favorite park is either Animal Kingdom or Epcot! I hope to do the Disney College Program after graduation.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2020
  • Subjects tutored: BL*113 Human Biology; BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology; BL*121 Organismal Biology; BL*201 Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity; BL*346 Plant-Animal Interactions; CH*301 Organic Chemistry I; CH*302 Organic Chemistry II; HN*232 Honors Seminar: Introductory Psychology; SC*105 Education in U.S. Society; SN*104 Intermediate Spanish II and below; and SN*380 Modernismo
  • Tutor’s tip: Doing a little bit of studying a day and pacing yourself will help your test scores (and personal stress/anxiety!) so much more than studying for long periods, cramming, and pulling all-nighters. Keep track of tests and quizzes so you can spread out and maximize your study time beforehand!

Alyssa Doverte

Alyssa Doverte

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I was born in Vienna, Austria!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2018
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology and BL*121 Organismal Biology
  • Tutor’s tip: Go to office hours the second you realize you’re confused about a topic!

Ashley Dwyer

Ashley Dwyer

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: During the summer of 2020, I visited six national parks: Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, and Bryce Canyon.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Math and physics courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Study for quizzes and exams according to your learning style. Studying in a way that allows you to absorb the information best—for example, making flow charts if you are a visual learner or doing example problems if you are a kinesthetic learner—will allow you to retain information more easily and understand the material better.

Giovanni Euresti

Giovanni Euresti

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I enjoy long distance running.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: CS*151 Computer Science through Programming and CS*212 Object-Oriented Data Structures
  • Tutor’s tip: Focus on what you already understand, and the rest will start to make sense.

Kayla Greene

Kayla Greene

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I got to teach Zumba at Relay for Life my freshman year, and it was pretty much the greatest moment ever.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: SP*102 Introduction to Human Communication, SP*103 Introduction to Communication Disorders, SP*201 Hearing Science and Acoustics, SP*205 Phonetics, SP*206 Observation Methods, SP*207 Speech and Language Development, SP*304 Articulation and Phonological Disorders, and SP*340 Clinical Audiology
  • Tutor’s tip: Staying organized is so important! I use a planner to keep track of all my deadlines in one place and color-code my notes so they’re easier to reference for quizzes and exams!

Kyle Gunzy

Kyle Gunzy

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I’m from Arizona and am on the swim team here at Loyola!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology, BL*121 Organismal Biology, CH*101 General Chemistry I, and CH*102 General Chemistry II
  • Tutor’s tip: Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Your professors are here to help you in any way they can!

Cecylia Guye

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I have an extremely long list of movies I want to see (like 120+ movies).
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Math courses and PH*201 General Physics 1
  • Tutor’s tip: Plan when to work on assignments ahead of time so you don’t fall behind or miss something.

Abigail Hamilton

Abby Hamilton

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I’m on the volleyball team!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Engineering, math, and physics courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Make a master list of all your assignments and exams at the beginning of the semester to stay organized!

Grayce Heinemann

Grayce Heinemann

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I am on the cross country and track and field team!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: EG*331, French courses, MA*251 Calculus I, and MA*251 Calculus II
  • Tutor’s tip: Manage your time efficiently, stay on top of assignments, and communicate with your professors!

Katherine Hughes

Katherine Hughes

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I know how to play the steel drum!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Speech-language-hearing science and 100-level psychology courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Make a master syllabus for all of our courses. That way, every assignment for the semester is in one organized place, making assignments easy to visualize and time management an easy task to tackle!

Jada Ito

Jada Ito

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I was born in the same hospital as the Kardashians!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, and physics courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Go to office hours!

Erin Julian

Erin Julian

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I want to be a veterinarian.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2018
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology; BL*201 Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity, CH*101 General Chemistry I, and CH*301 Organic Chemistry I
  • Tutor’s tip: I know it may seem impossible to get good grades in the sciences, but studying consistently and attending office hours or going for tutoring when you need help is the key to success.

Lan Le

Lan (Mary) Le

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I was afraid of dogs for the longest time. Now, I love them!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: Biology and chemistry courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Try out different learning methods! Studying can definitely be really stressful sometimes. Switching it up and seeing what works best for you can help to make things a lot more manageable.

Shannon Leahy

Shannon Leahy

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I am a member of the Loyola dance team!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2018
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology, BL*121 Organismal Biology, CH*102 General Chemistry, and CH*302 Organic Chemistry II
  • Tutor’s tip: Don’t be afraid to ask for help! That’s what your professors and tutors are there for!

Kenneth Marcelino

Kenneth Marcelino

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I bake purely for the distraction.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Math and physics courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Spite is a great motivator.

Victoria Matos

Victoria Matos

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: My favorite seasoning is garlic pepper.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2018
  • Subjects tutored: CH*101 General Chemistry I, CH*102 General Chemistry II, CS*105 Making Sense of Data, CS*151 Computer Science through Programming, CS*212 Object-Oriented Data Structures, MA*109 Precalculus, MA*151 Applied Calculus, MA*251 Calculus I, MA*301 Introduction to Linear Algebra, MA*302 Programming in Mathematics, and MA*351 Calculus III
  • Tutor’s tip: Write down notes in class, even if your professor is posting theirs.

Ciera Miller

Ciera Miller

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I’m studying abroad in Newcastle, England for the fall 2020 semester.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology, BL*121 Organismal Biology, CH*101 General Chemistry I, CH*102 General Chemistry II, introductory and intermediate Latin courses, PY*101 Introduction to Psychology, and MA*251 Calculus I
  • Tutor’s tip: Plan ahead so you don’t fall behind.

Liam O'Grady

Liam O’Grady

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I am the youngest of 40 cousins.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2020
  • Subjects tutored: BL*111 Environmental Biology, CH*101 General Chemistry I, CH*102 General Chemistry II, CH*201 Quantitative Analysis, CH*301 Organic Chemistry I, CH*302 Organic Chemistry II, MA*251 Calculus I, and MA*252 Calculus II
  • Tutor’s tip: Take it one day at a time! By studying a subject consistently in small bites, you will feel less stressed and more confident.

Naylah Perodin

Naylah Perodin

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I used to tutor elementary school kids when I was in high school.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, computer science, core, and French courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Create a schedule to keep yourself organized and don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Abby Potticary

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I am a distance runner on the women’s cross country and track and field team, and I have a pet bunny named Marvin!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: CH*101 General Chemistry I and CH*102 General Chemistry II
  • Tutor’s tip: Attend your professor’s office hours—they are there to help! Building a relationship with your professors can also increase your interest in the class and what they are teaching as well as make you more comfortable to ask questions in class.

Matthew Savallo

Matthew Savallo

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I swam with dolphins in Jamaica.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2019
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology, BL*121 Organismal Biology, BL*431 Biochemistry I, BL*432 Biochemistry II, CH*101 General Chemistry I, CH*102 General Chemistry II, CH*301 Organic Chemistry I, CH*302 Organic Chemistry II, MA*151 Applied Calculus, MA*251 Calculus I, MA*252 Calculus II, PY*101 Introductory Psychology, and PY*261 Introduction to Health Psychology
  • Tutor’s tip: Be patient and engaging. Learning can be fun!

Grace Schilling

Grace Schilling

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I’m a member of the women’s club soccer team!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: Biology courses, CH*101 General Chemistry I, CH*102 General Chemistry II, CH*301 Organic Chemistry I, and CH*302 Organic Chemistry II
  • Tutor’s tip: Always reach out to peers and friends in your classes for support and set up times to study together. Explaining concepts out loud to other people in my own words always helps it stick in my mind.

Jessica Schmidt

Jess Schmidt

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I can scuba dive!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology, BL*121 Organismal Biology, CH*101 General Chemistry I, CH*102 General Chemistry II, and CH*301 Organic Chemistry I
  • Tutor’s tip: Take advantage of every opportunity at Loyola, especially your professors’ office hours.

Audrey Schoonover-Brown

Audrey Schoonover-Brown

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I love running!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Psychology and speech-language-hearing sciences courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Be confident and try different methods of studying. What works for others may not work for you, but eventually, you’ll click with something!

Will Stann

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I love rock climbing!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: EC*103 Engineering and Society: Engineering, Design, and Creative Problem Solving in the Built World, EG*301 Statics, EG*302 Dynamics, EG*380 Thermodynamics, MA*251 Calculus I, MA*252 Calculus II, MA*301 Introduction to Linear Algebra, PH*101 Introductory Physics I with Lab, PH*201 General Physics I, PH*202 General Physics II
  • Tutor’s tip: Stay organized with your class work and your schedule. Don’t be afraid to go to office hours to get extra help; teachers usually love to meet with students. Never be afraid to ask for help and guidance. Always do the optional practice problems!

Kayla Thomsen

Kayla Thomsen

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: My family has a great dane named Maisy!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: 100-level biology, 100-level chemistry, and HN*201-204 Human Drama sequence courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Use a whiteboard calendar to keep all your assignments, tests, quizzes, and favorite motivational quote in one space!

Brendan Toulan

Brendan Toulan

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: Over the summer, I conducted research on honeybees!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, and physics courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Always reach out to your professors if you need help with class material. Loyola professors truly care about their students and are always happy to help.

Catherine Vaccaro

Catherine Vaccaro

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I play volleyball here at Loyola!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, philosophy, psychology, and studio arts courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Never be afraid to ask for help.

Bailey Whalen

Bailey Whalen

  • Class year: 2022
  • Fun fact: I grew up in Maryland, about 45 minutes from Loyola.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Math courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Don’t ever be too hard on yourself! We’re all human and make mistakes, even when it comes to our schoolwork. There’s always time for improvement!

Anna Wieneke

Anna Wieneke

  • Class year: 2021
  • Fun fact: I am from Pittsburgh, but my favorite football team is the Patriots!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2019
  • Subjects tutored: CH*101 General Chemistry I
  • Tutor’s tip: Be organized, rewrite your notes, and make flashcards.